Fylde MP Mark Menzies speaks up for WASPI campaigners

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has called on the Government to look into the implications of the change in state pension age for women born in the 1950s.

Mr Menzies spoke out in a debate on pension equality.

He said: “I have pledged my support to the movement and have met members of the Fylde group on Lytham Green, at Ansdell Library, and in Parliament. The Government must look into the pension implications for these women.”

During the debate, Mr Menzies spoke twice.

Talking about the extra responsibilities many women have taken on, he said: “There are lots of women… who find themselves taking on caring responsibilities because their partners have life-changing health conditions. It is really important that the Minister takes this into account when looking at the pension implications for these women.”

And on the wider pension inequality matter, he added: “I recognise the type of people to whom my hon. Friend is referring. Women out there clearly feel that they have experienced miscommunication, and they are facing genuine hardship, so I ask my hon. Friend to continue her cause.”

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